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Annual Fund Giving Levels

It’s because of your generous support that Pennsylvania Ballet is able to inspire you through dance! We greatly appreciate our donors at all levels. In recognition of your contributions, we offer a variety of exciting and exclusive benefits. Review the chart below to compare the benefits offered for donations up to $2,499. For donations greater than $2,499, please view the advantages offered through our Leadership Barre Society. For more information about the Annual Fund, contact Kristine Medley Farmer, Individual Giving Manager, at 215.587.6904 or kfarmer@paballet.org.

View the descriptions below to compare the benefits offered for donations up to $2,499. For donations greater than $2,499, view the advantages offered through our Leadership Barre Society

CHAMPION $1,500-$2,499
AFICIONADO $1,000-$1,499
DEVOTEE $500-$999
ENTHUSIAST $250-$499
SUPPORTER $150-$249
FRIEND $75-$149
Advance notice of PAB news and special events
Exclusive donor season guide
2 admissions to an afternoon dress rehearsal(s)
Evening wine and cheese reception and technical rehearsals
4 admissions to an afternoon dress rehearsal(s)
Year-round listing in Playbill
Pair of autographed pointe shoes from your favorite dancer
6 admissions to an afternoon dress rehearsal(s)
VIP ticket services
Invitation to PAB panel discussion and reception
Invitation to watch a working rehearsal at PAB studios

FRIEND

$75-$149
• Advance notice of PAB news and special events
• Exclusive donor guide

SUPPORTER

$150-$249
Benefits listed above, plus:
• 2 admissions to an afternoon dress rehearsal(s)

ENTHUSIAST

$250-$499
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Evening wine and cheese reception and technical rehearsals
• 4 admissions to an afternoon dress rehearsal(s)

DEVOTEE

$500-$999
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Year-round listing in Playbill
• Pair of autographed pointe shoes from your favorite dancer
• 6 admissions to an afternoon dress rehearsal(s)

AFICIONADO

$1,000-$1,499
Benefits listed above, plus:
• VIP ticket services
• Invitation to PAB panel discussion and reception

CHAMPION

$1,500-$2,499
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Invitation to watch a working rehearsal at PAB studios

Leadership Barre

The Leadership Barre Society (annual donors of $2,500 and above) demonstrates a significant commitment to Pennsylvania Ballet’s success and sustainability. A contribution at this level helps us to attract and retain world-class dancers, artistic staff, choreographers and musicians, as well as invest in new, innovative choreographic works. Leadership Barre donors also provide the support necessary to preserve Pennsylvania Ballet as a leading cultural institution in Philadelphia – from upholding the highest artistic standards to bringing the art of dance to our community, and providing scholarship assistance for talented and underserved students at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet.

Leadership Barre members receive all annual fund donor benefits (season event guide, six admissions to dress rehearsals, invitations to working studio rehearsals, the Pennsylvania Ballet panel discussion and reception, evening technical rehearsals, a signed pair of pointe shoes, and year-round Playbill listing) plus the additional benefits outlined below!

For more information about the Leadership Barre Society, please contact Pennsylvania Ballet Individual Giving Manager, Kristine Medley Farmer, at 215-587-6904 or kfarmer@paballet.org.

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PAB CIRCLE $25,000 and above
PLATINUM $15,000-$24,999
GOLD $10,000-$14,999
SILVER $5,000-$9,999
BRONZE $2,500-$4,999
Prosecco intermission with the Artistic Staff*
Academy of Music backstage tours
Invitations to various events in intimate settings
Exclusive private party with dancers and artistic staff
Recognition as a pointe shoe sponsor for an entire season
Performance opening night celebratory dinner
Season opening exclusive reception with the dancers
Benefits and opportunities tailored to donor interests**

BRONZE

$2,500-$4,999
• Prosecco intermission with the Artistic Staff*
• Academy of Music backstage tours
• 2 parquet/orchestra performance tickets
• Invitations to various events in intimate settings

SILVER

$5,000-$9,999
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Exclusive private party with dancers and artistic staff
• Recognition as a pointe shoe sponsor for an entire season

GOLD

$10,000-$14,999
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Performance opening night celebratory dinner

PLATINUM

$15,000-$24,999
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Season opening exclusive reception with the dancers

PAB CIRCLE

$25,000 and above
Benefits listed above, plus:
• Benefits and opportunities tailored to donor interests**

* Excludes intermission at performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
** For more information, please call 215.587.6904

Donor Event Details

DRESS REHEARSALS

(Supporter Level: $150 – $249 and above)

    • A gift of $150 – $249 = Admission to two afternoon dress rehearsals for you and a guest
    • A gift of $250 – $499 = Admission to four afternoon dress rehearsals for you and a guest
    • A gift of $500 and above = Admission to six afternoon dress rehearsals for you and a guest

    Dress rehearsals are fully staged productions wherein our dancers and artistic staff make final adjustments before opening night. Timing is subject to change, but dress rehearsals typically begin at 1:00 pm. Lobby doors will open at 12:30 pm, and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rehearsals typically last three hours, however, you may leave the theater during any pause. Attendance by children under age five is discouraged.
    Please note: we also frequently invite children from Philadelphia-area schools who are currently participating in our popular outreach and education programs – and, for some, this will be their first time experiencing ballet in a theater setting!

 

TECHNICAL REHEARSAL

(Enthusiast Level: $250 and above)

  • A gift of $250 and above = Admission to two technical rehearsals for you and a guest

Evening technical rehearsals provide a rare behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing a performance from the studio to the stage. Join us for a wine and cheese reception in the lobby and then watch as the lighting, sound and other technical aspects of staging the production are tested while the dancers rehearse. Timing is subject to change, but doors typically open at 6:30pm, and donors are encouraged to enjoy refreshments until rehearsal begins at 7:00pm. The technical rehearsal typically lasts three hours, however, you may leave the theater during any pause. Attendance by children under age five is discouraged.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION & RECEPTION

(Aficionado Level: $1,000 and above)

This members-only lecture offers intriguing discussions on dance with members of Pennsylvania Ballet’s artistic staff as well as cultural leaders from throughout the Philadelphia area. Curated discussions have included topics such as musical accompaniment and visual collaborations, and have featured speakers such as former principal dancer Martha Chamberlain, Solo Pianist Martha Koeneman, and notable dance scholars such as Bryn Mawr College’s Linda Caruso Haviland, Ph.D.

 

STUDIO REHEARSAL

(Champion Level: $1,500 and above)

This behind-the-scenes experience offers a glimpse into a typical day for our dancers. Watch as the dancers rehearse for upcoming performances and receive coaching from members of the artistic staff. Hour-long studio visits are arranged with development staff on a mutually agreeable date.

Donor Events 2018-2019

 

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